A Picture Story of Hollywood Riviera and the Amazing Growth of Communities by the Sea.


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Los Angeles: Clifford F. Reid, Inc., n.d. [c. 1928], A promotional booklet for the Torrance residential development Hollywood Riviera, "...600 acres, a mile of the finest beach in Southern California, located on the south shore of Santa Monica Bay..." A collection of photographs but showing only the beach and aerial views of undeveloped frontage, mixed in among pictures of the old world Riviera, nearby Long Beach, other ocean communities ruined by crowds, shacks, and no zoning restrictions, etc. Laid-in is a later 1933 map of Torrance showing the community’s streets and roads. First edition. 21 cm; 24 pp.; illustrated from photographs. Light spotting to endpapers; else a very good copy in wrappers. Laid-in folded map very good. (Item ID: 012480)

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